Learn more about machine vision! In our knowledge base we are explaining key technical terms about image processing. We give you an overview to topics like 3D machine vision or the established standards like CameraLink, GigE Vision or GenICam.
Line scan systems are mainly used for inspection of continuous
material. They are also well suited for applications requiring extremely
high resolution or speed, or for the inspection of cylindrical or rotating
Line scan technology involves building up an image, one line at a time, using
a line sensor (linear array), which passes in a linear motion over an object,
or where the object passes in a linear motion under the sensor.
There are two main types of sensor technology used in machine
vision cameras, CCD and CMOS . There are several types of CCDs that differ mainly in the way the pixels are structured and image
information is read out. They are characterised as interline transfer,
frame transfer, and full frame transfer sensors. There are many
different CMOS architectures
with varying characteristics, but as the
details are not important for general understanding only the basic
aspects will be discussed.
Twisted pair cable with an operating frequency of up to 250MHz for language
and data transfer, for multimedia and ATM networks.
Cat6 cables allow for the highest possible transmission security for machine
vision. They consist of four pairs of conductors and are not only suitable for
1000BASE-T and 1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet) but also for 10GBASE-T (10
CCD sensors are complex electronic components that consist of multiple arrays of light sensitive semiconductor elements. Each element represents a photo detector, a pixel that converts incoming photons into electrons.